Whispers is a web serial about fisherman named Kulen, who is thrust against his will into a world he does not understand. Cursed, and forced to complete a supernatural errand, he ventures through lands full of magic, war, and strange traditions. Accompanied by a mismatched pair of treasure seekers, and a violent travel guide, he must complete his task if he can ever return home.
When I was 9 years old, I had an idea for a story. It was, in many respects, some combination of Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia and Eragon. 9 Adventurers went out on an epic quest where whimsical magical things happened. There was a lot of talking, and romance was never at the forefront. There were betrayals and dramatic consequences, and evil shapeshifting demons.
While there are tiny similarities to the original idea, the story has evolved over the last 15 years and become something quite its own. It’s gone through countless different forms, and many mental adaptations. The story has come of age alongside me. This is my attempt to get the story out of my head in a complete draft. When that draft is finished, the whole thing will be edited for completion’s sake.
*s indicate an unedited chapter.
Update: Currently writing several chapters in rapid succession. Will do an edit of the currently available chapters, update them, then post the new chapters on a regular basis.
Part 1 — The North